Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring Retreat Registration Open

Registration is now open for our annual Spring retreat!

Dates: Friday April 13 - Sunday April 15 (optional Thursday April 12 at additional cost)
Location: Camp Lutherwald, Howe Indiana

  • $200 double occupancy
  • $168 triple occupancy
  • $155 quad occupancy
  • $15 per day for day campers, meals extra
  • $37 optional Thursday, no meals
  • $7 optional linen rental

We've lowered prices to reflect the increase in annual dues. We've also tried to make costs more fairly distributed across occupancy categories.  

If you attended the February meeting you are aware that we considered trying a new location this time. We did find some attractive options in Shipshewana, but we were unable to find someone to coordinate retreat setup and logistics. If you are interested in volunteering to coordinate the Fall retreat in a new location, please contact a board member.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January Online Activity

Happy Scrappy 2018!

I've been trying to get my fabric organized over the last few weeks , and I realized, boy do I have a lot of scraps! This month's online activity will help use up those smaller (2 1/2") scraps. It's a scrappy nine patch bowtie block, using Annemarie Chany's "Scrappy but Classy Block" tutorial. We've done a bowtie block before, but this one is a bit different.

You'll need 22 squares of any bright modern fabric measuring 2 1/2 " 

Use 18 of the squares to construct two 6 1/2"

You'll also need two 6 1/2" solid pieces for the other two corners. Please use white or very light fabric that reads solid. 

The remaining 4 squares will be stitched and flipped on the corners to become the center block. I didn't get a photo. but Annemarie has this clear diagram in her post: 

The finished block is 12 1/2 square 
Have fun and bring your blocks to the February meeting for a chance to win them all. Lotto rules here.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

23 September Meeting Angela Pingel

Hi Everyone,

Angela Pingel from Cut to Pieces will be doing a workshop.  She will be teaching us Adore-la

You can get the free pattern here. Please download it and bring it to the workshop.   She has asked us to have our fabric pre-cut.  That way we will likely be able to finish the quilt top during the class. Yippee!

We will be meeting at the Kalamazoo library downtown (315 Rose St) in the Van Deusen room. Directions and parking info here.  Remember you don't need to feed the meters on weekends.   We have the room from 9-4:30.  Feel free to bring snacks and lunch.  We will have a lunch break during the workshop. 

She also has this scrappy version on her blog.

Scrappy Adore-la | by Cut To Pieces

Space in the workshop is limited!
Priority will be given to GLMQG members until September 16th. To reserve your spot, please submit a refundable deposit of $10 below.